Posts Tagged ‘ WWII ’

World War II Pictures

December 7, 2012
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World War II Pictures

Within the DDN collection, there are a number of folders containing pictures that cover various campaigns of the Second World War. These pictures were used in the newspaper for stories and often times still have the original captions still attached to them. I decided to pick a couple of themes and post some pictures...
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President Truman in Dayton

November 19, 2012
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The final installment of the DDN Presidential Series is the 33rd President of the United States, Harry Truman. President Truman’s legacy has gone through an evolution since he left office in 1953. His approval rating was in the low 20% (in some polls, even lower than Nixon when he left office). However in the...
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Victory over Japan (V-J) Day in Dayton

September 4, 2012
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Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) is the name chosen for the anniversary of the Allied victory of the Empire of Japan during WWII. The Japanese agreed to surrender in August of 1945 and the official documents were signed the first week of September. One of the most famous pictures of WWII, the sailor...
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Some of My Favorite Photos from the Collection

August 31, 2012
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In the almost two years we have been processing the DDN collection, the same few photos always seem to surface. They have become a very familiar site around the office as they are used both for displays and as talking points when describing the collection. These photos aren’t of world leaders or famous events,...
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Anne Frank Day

June 14, 2012
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I am frequently amazed by the diversity of material that we find in the DDN collection. It seems that we have a little bit of everything. It is not just items of local or national importance; but also material of international significance.  June 12 is celebrated as Anne Frank Day. It marks the day...
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Veterans Day

November 10, 2011
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Thursday, November 11th is Veterans Day. On this day we honor and remember those who served our country in the armed forces.  President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed Veterans Day (then known as Armistice Day) on November 11, 1919 to commemorate the end of World War One and to remember those that served in the...
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Dayton Air Show

July 27, 2011
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Dayton Air Show

In keeping with its history as the birthplace of aviation, each year, Dayton hosts a spectacular air show. The Dayton Air Show, first held in 1974, is recognized as one of the country’s premier aviation events. The Air Show takes place in mid-July each year at the Dayton International Airport. This celebration of Dayton’s...
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200 Boxes Processed!

July 13, 2011
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Last week we processed the 200th record storage box of the collection. The last names of A-G from the Personality Files are integrated and ready for permanent placement on the shelves.  The time and effort required to complete the 200 boxes speaks to the volume of this collection; it is massive. We estimate that,...
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